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English Learner Authorization

English learners must be taught by teachers holding an appropriate credential containing the English Learner Authorization or by teachers holding an Emergency CLAD Permit while participating in an approved training program to receive the formal English Learner Authorization.  For information about the California Department of Education’s compliance monitoring, contact the California Department of Education's English Learner Accountability Unit at (916)319-0938, or your local county office of education credentialing department.

Further detailed information can be obtained from the following leaflets or websites.

English-Language Development (ELD) or English as a Second Language (ESL) is a content subject area. English-Language Development is instruction appropriate for the level of language proficiency as identified for each English-Learner student. The instruction is designed to promote the effective and efficient acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skill of the student. Service is restricted to the grade level of the document.


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